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Biomedical sciences taster days

The Faculty of Biomedical Sciences will be hosting two ‘Biomedical Sciences Taster Days’ on Tuesday 19th and again on Wednesday 20th June 2018.  The days are designed to give sixth-form students a taste of undergraduate teaching as well as some laboratory practical experience, with sessions from each of the three subject areas; Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, and Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience.

There will also be an opportunity to meet our medical manikin “STAN” in our Human Patient Simulator suite, attend a Biomedical Sciences lecture, receive admissions advice ahead of UCAS applications opening and meet current undergraduate student ambassadors.

You choose which day to attend and you will be with us from 9.00am to 3.30pm with lunch and refreshments provided. The cost for the day will be £5 to cover all refreshments and lab consumable expenses.

The day is open to Y12 students studying Chemistry and a second science. There will be 100 places per day and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis so please book early to avoid disappointment.

If you would like to book a place on either of the Biomedical Sciences Taster Days, then please follow this link:

If you have any questions then please contact:


Visiting the labs

Students can visit us at the University of Bristol for one of our workshop sessions and talks in our teaching labs, classrooms and lecture theatres. Groups of students can experience working and learning in university facilities that are usually reserved for undergraduate students, hopefully inspiring the next generation of scientists!

We can work to various timetabling options and the workshop sessions offer a taster to students of what it is like to study science at university. Groups of students can visit for a single workshop or several workshops to make up a half or whole day and can be combined with other activities such as campus tours or admissions talks. All the workshop sessions allow students to work in small groups to use specialist equipment under the supervision of University academic teaching.

We can arrange a visit to the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences where students and other learners can:

  • engage in hands-on, practical demonstrations and activities run by members of University staff using our teaching facilities;
  • listen to interactive talks from scientists about a wide range of topics within medical sciences, including research and career paths;
  • take part in a tour of the main University campus, guided by current students.

I could see in their faces that they had experienced a wonderful day and been able to complete experiments way beyond what could be successfully accomplished in a school science laboratory.

Headteacher, Tewkesbury School
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